Last year’s birthday and migraine motivation

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This week is my birthday! As I looked back at where I was last year, I was struggling but happy. I’m about the same but can say I’ve seen growth. I strengthened my time management this year and really focused on doing things that make me happier and healthier.

I started a new job that inspires me to feel better, gives me a new sense of purpose and the people there make me smile and laugh.  Being a teacher and changing lives is very motivating and the families I work with are incredible!

My Migraine Life has done a lot of great things and I’m very proud of my blog being so unique and well received. I had never read a blog when I began this journey and I’m proud that I created this community and am helping so many in my own way.

Please endorse My Migraine Life for Wego Health Awards. It’s a nice thank you for all my hard work!  Just go to the link and scroll to the thumbs up!

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I still have a lot of “bad days” and feel better knowing that on my less painful days I’m helping and teaching so many.  I’m using my good days for the good and that is the best I can do.  On those bad days…..I’ll “just keep swimming!”

Last year’s birthday post!

Migraine Awareness ChronicAlly box to relieve, relax and enjoy!

This month I got my Limited Edition Migraine Awareness ChronicAlly box.*  During the month of June, Migraine Awareness month, the box was offered to support Migraine Research Foundation.  I had treated myself to a 3 month subscription for June, July, and August.  My birthday is in August so “Happy Birthday to me!”  It’s been fun to receive a package made for comfort, support and with love.

migraine chronically.jpgThe box had something to use in a variety ways for My Migraine Life.

It included:

A sleep mask to block out the light.

An organic essential oil and electrolyte spray for pain and migraine relief

Headache and migraine relief roller for pressure points

Shower fizzie with lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint

Meditation unscented soy candle

I love it!  I’ll use the products to sleep, take a bath & shower, on the go and at home.  They are great “allies” for my headache and migraine needs! Check out all ChronicAlly has to offer here*

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Monday Motivation, yoga, ocean and active apparel sale

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Response to “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

In Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” I believe she is speaking to everyone.  This  poem is an example of how she was able to touch so many in so many ways.  How could her grace, confidence, determination, intelligence, and quest for peace not touch you?  She speaks to all saying “still I rise.”  Everyone has a time, or a thousand, in their life where she needs to rise.  Her words speak sadness without pity and hope without abandonment.  Instead of focusing on all of the difficult obstacles that are brought about with chronic migraine, I want to focus on the positive.  I believe it is the point that Maya was trying to bring home.  Beyond the “broken, lies, defeat, cries, shame, pain, and fear” that life throws at us, there is “pride, life, courage, hope, and a dream.”  Ending with “naturally, there I go rising” is powerful.  The word “naturally” speaks to the human spirit.  I have been told countless times “I don’t know how you do it” in reference to my pain.  Naturally, I rise.  I rise, to laugh and dance again, like she says.  I rise to kiss my children and husband.  I rise to be the person I want to be instead of the person I am forced to be.  I rise as a big F.You to my pain (although I’m not sure if Maya would agree with my wording).  My choice is to allow it to consume me or rise.  I may not always have a choice to raise out of bed or out into the world but in the cold dark room I live, I remind myself, I too shall rise.  Thank you Maya for reminding us that it’s ok to have dark times.  Only then will you truly rise.